Can I substitute dried egg whites for meringue powder, equally? I am making the "Easy No-Cook Meringue Icing" or buttercream. Thanks!!
Yes - meringue powder is just egg whites and vegetable gums ..
...so the vegetable gums aren't a problem for the meringue bc recipe?
cocobean, I love your signature. "talk about childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes. Boy isn't that true.
I have no idea myself of what the gums role is in Meringue powder, but I would think that it was maybe to give it more stablization, but it maybe for preservation? BUt I think that you will be ok with the substitution myself.
Thanks for the link!
Looks like it will be fine to substitute, which is great, since I have a gallon of the dried egg whites!
You're right about, "The Candy Man"
The 'gums' are there to prevent caking of the egg whites and make meringue powder shelf stable longer. The dried egg whites work even better than meringue powder because they are pure, unadulterated egg whites
Great thanks kakeladi!
Yeah, Kekeladi is right! I love dried egg whites and use them in other dishes too!